Tue May 7, 2013, 01:39 PM
DonViejo (25,555 posts)
Woman who ran black site bypassed for top spy job
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the CIA’s highest-ranking women, who once ran a CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded, has been bypassed for the agency’s top spy job.
The officer, who remains undercover, was a finalist for the job and would have become the first female chief of clandestine operations.
As one of the last remaining senior CIA officers who held leadership roles in the agency’s interrogation and detention program, however, she was a politically risky pick.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, has criticized the interrogation program and challenged its supposed successes in a 6,000-page secret report. She personally urged CIA Director John Brennan not to promote the woman, according to a former senior intelligence briefed on the call.
Through a spokesman, Feinstein said she “conveyed my views to Mr. Brennan.”
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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/07/woman_who_ran_black_site_bypassed_for_top_spy_job/
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Woman who ran black site bypassed for top spy job (Original post)
|Comrade Grumpy||May 2013||#4|
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Response to KamaAina (Reply #7)
Tue May 7, 2013, 05:12 PM
Comrade Grumpy (13,184 posts)
11. Yeah, I'm not real keen on that whole "they must not be named" thing.
Especially when it comes to torture, murder, secret armies, and all the rest of that nasty stuff the CIA does.
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Tue May 7, 2013, 04:30 PM
siligut (12,272 posts)
9. Waterboarding of terrorists was deemed legal
Even if unethical and immoral, legal. It seems her expertise is in managing terrorists. The guy chosen over her ran the covert operation that helped remove president Milosevic, his operation is considered to be the blueprint for such. He is more rounded.
Response to siligut (Reply #9)
Tue May 7, 2013, 05:52 PM
OnyxCollie (9,958 posts)
12. "Deemed" legal does not mean legal.
Just because John Yoo said it was legal, that does not mean it was.
Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.
No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.
An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.